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Perl and Parrot: Baseless Myths and Startling Realities

Perl
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
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(4.83, 6 ratings)

Do you think Perl is a stagnant dead-end language? That Perl code is
hard to read, test, and maintain? Or that there aren’t many Perl jobs?

Or perhaps you think that Perl 6 is killing Perl 5. That Parrot is
pointless? Or that Perl 6 will never arrive, or be irrelevant when it
does?

Well, take a seat, relax, and let me relieve you of these misconceptions
with a rapid and painless dose of surprising hard facts, insight, and news.

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Tim Bunce

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Tim Bunce is best known as the author and maintainer of the Perl DBI module, the standard database interface for Perl since 1994. He has contributed to the development of the Perl language and many of its core modules, and was responsible for the 5.4.x series of maintenance releases.

As the founder and CTO of Data-Plan Services, he provides Perl, database, performance, and scaling consultancy services to an international client base. Prior to that we was Technical Director (CTO) of IG in the UK where he was awarded by British Telecom for his role in the rapid development of their Call Management Information service, a system implemented in Perl.

He is co-author, along with Alligator Descartes, of Programming the Perl DBI, the definitive book on DBI, published by O’Reilly Media.

A popular and effective speaker, he has delivered tutorials and sessions for many years at OSCON and other conferences and workshops.

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